• Search the History Cambridge website. On the top right of our site you’ll see headers. Click on the magnifying glass next to the word “Donate”
  • Search the Historic Cambridge Newspaper Collection. This database contains all historic Cambridge newspapers that are in the Cambridge Public Library’s collection and do not have copyright restrictions. Newspapers, which are fully searchable and freely available, include the Cambridge Chronicle (1846-1923), the Cambridge Press (1887-1889), the Cambridge Sentinel (1903-1912), and the Cambridge Tribune (1887-1923), covering major historical events from Cambridge’s incorporation as a city in 1846 to the early years of prohibition.
  • Search Cambridge City Directories. Search, browse, and download Cambridge’s city directories published between 1848 and 1910. These directories contain street listings by last name and by street, business directories and advertisements, maps, ward maps, listings of city services and city officials, schools and colleges (private and public), associations, churches, and clubs. They also contain census data like state and city population totals.
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